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Getaways – Tough Economy? Hire a House Sitter

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-As the recession puts the squeeze on home owners throughout the world, more and more people are looking for ways to cut back on spending and all too often holidays are the first luxuries to go. Instead, ...


Chicago Tops List as Best City for Men

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-AskMen.com, one of the largest online men's magazines, announced the inaugural edition of its "Top 29 Cities for Men to Live In." Compiled by AskMen.com editors, Chicago topped the list as the best city in the world ...


When the Going Gets Tough, Consumers Reach for Their Coupon Book

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-With the nation's economic woes continuously hitting home, coupons sent by mail are one way to overcome financial strains, says a recent study by Pitney Bowes and DM News. Not only are consumers looking for free money vouchers ...


Sleep on It – 28% of Americans Get 8 Hours of Sleep on Regular Basis

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-(MCT)-Americans are sleeping less than ever, according to a new National Sleep Foundation poll, and there is a wide range of reasons as to why Americans are getting too little sleep. Some people are losing sleep because ...


‘Tis the Season to Get Your Family Fit

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-(MCT)-Now that the weather is warm, there are no more excuses for lazing away the evening or even the weekends. Instead, parents should get their families outside as a way to spend time together and get some ...


Bonding over Board Games – Family Game Night Is Back

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2009-Board games are making a roaring comeback during these turbulent economic times as families turn to affordable, healthy, family-centric entertainment. ...


Getaways – Economy Got You Down? Celebrate!

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-While the economy continues to struggle, cruise lines continue to thrive as Americans look for ways to leave the doom and gloom behind. Celebration Cruise Line, a new cruise line that operates two and three-night cruises ...


Second-Hand Savvy: Shoppers Seek Stylish Bargains at Second-Hand Clothing Stores

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-(MCT)-Julia Roberts does it. So does Penelope Cruz. And so does just about everybody else these days. They're wearing and buying pre-owned or used clothes.As the recession slogs on, shoppers are becoming more savvy about finding deals. ...


Homeowners Sharing their Living Space as Budgets Shrink

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-(MCT)-More than the stone angel in the front lawn or the framed portraits above the stairway, the lavender-hued bedroom is the real tip-off. This Garland, Texas, two story house is no typical bachelor pad.  ...


Survey Says: You’re Not Alone If Starting a Business Has Crossed Your Mind

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-If you've ever found yourself saying: "I should start my own business," you're not alone. Most Americans say they have at least considered starting their own business, or have actually done so at least once in their ...


‘Tis the Season – With Spring Comes a New Savings Plan

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-(MCT)-The Government has calculated the savings rate within America as being close to zero for a number of years, but as we find ourselves in the throes of a recession, most Americans are taking a step back ...


Getaways- Bargains Abound – Deals May Be Best during Recession

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-(MCT)-Your household budget screams, "No, no, no," but the alluring deals gently whisper, "Yes, yes, yes." While the current economy has most Americans working harder than ever, the word ‘vacation' has become a concept that to most is ...


Social Networks and Blogs Popular Online Activities

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-Now visited by over two-thirds (67%) of the global* online population, "member communities," which include both social networks and blogs, have become the fourth most popular online category - ahead of personal email. Member communities are growing ...


Now’s the Time to Grow Your Own

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2009-(MCT)-2009 might turn out to be the year that more of us get back to the good Earth. At a time when your grocery store receipt may leave you breathless, many are taking matters into their own ...


Make Time for Shared Reading during National Reading Month

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2009-Nearly all parents (98%) polled in a LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc- commissioned Harris Interactive survey agree that reading to children from a young age is very important, although the priority may get lost in the shuffle as parents ...


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